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Welcome to Harbortown Rotary
Duluth Harbortown

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Holiday Inn
200 W 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
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The club spent a lovely summer evening celebrating the conclusion to a wonderful year under President Heather Salfer. Thank you Heather for your outstanding leadership and perpetual positivity! You have shown us all what it means to 'be a good human.'
 
If you would like to watch the video recapping Heather's year and our many community service and other events, please use this link and enjoy!
 
     
Photo Credit: Heather Salfer
On June 22, 2022 prior to the annual Harbortown Rotary President's Dinner, the winners of the 2022 Harbortown Cash Raffle were drawn and announced.
 
We are grateful for the support of the community who purchased 500 tickets to help fund Harbortown's various programs including Community Service in the form of local grants, international projects and more.
 
We are pleased to announce the following winners:
 
1st
$  10,000.00
Baumgard/Zastrow
2nd
$    2,500.00
Mark Evan
2nd
$    2,500.00
Dale Jago
3rd
$    1,000.00
Shawn Clairmont
3rd
$    1,000.00
Val Hartel
4th
$        500.00
Scott Neustel
4th
$        500.00
Mark Kotek
4th
$        500.00
Steve Kolb
4th
$        500.00
Chris Sward
4th
$        500.00
Jimmy Lea
4th
$        500.00
Jim Prait
4th
$        500.00
Misty Tyman
4th
$        500.00
KSG
4th
$        500.00
David Pollard
4th
$        500.00
Mike Mahoney
5th
$        200.00
Traci Roske
5th
$        200.00
Mark Sullivan
5th
$        200.00
Jake Jacobson
5th
$        200.00
Joel Bamford
5th
$        200.00
Craig Carlson
5th
$        200.00
Dr. Bob
5th
$        200.00
Linda Deneen
5th
$        200.00
Cidny Kerr
5th
$        200.00
Zach Messee
5th
$        200.00
Dean Thrun
5th
$        200.00
Mark Fredrickson
5th
$        200.00
Mark Witzman
5th
$        200.00
Don Eliison
5th
$        200.00
Len Sarvella
5th
$        200.00
Mike Paul
 
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Meet 2022 Hermans Scholarship Award Winner Sophia Voller-Berdan!
 
College: Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.
Major: Health Sciences or Engineering
Dream Career: Physician's Assistant or Software/Architectural Engineer
 

 I think that my best trait that will help me in college is my drive. Throughout high school I have balanced being president of National Art Honor Society, a soccer captain, a member of Teen Council, a hockey manager, and a lot more. My drive and organization has allowed me to take on a lot of activities while still thriving in school work.

Having this trait will allow me to succeed equally as well in college.

Photo provided by Sophia Voller-Berdan

Speaking of Golf!

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Save the date and get your team together for the 2022 Hermans/Holm Golf Fundraiser to be held on Monday, July 25th at Ridgeview Country Club.
Contact Scott Fisher with any questions. 

 
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Harbortown Rotary plans to dedicate the next Bolivian medical clinic project in honor of Karl Norman, a member of Skyline Rotary who passed away recently. Karl Norman had worked on several medical clinics with Mano a Mano in Bolivia, including those in Jutan Mayu, Candelleria and Sumula communities. Harbortown Rotary plans to support the construction of a medical clinic project in the 20 de Septiembre community located near Cochabamba Bolivia. Harbortown will apply for a District WCS grant to match all contributions; please let Karl Everett <karl_everett@q.com> know if you know of another Rotary Club who would like to participate in Harbortown's grant request. If you personally would like to contribute, please send your checks to the Harbortown Rotary Charitable Foundation, and request 100% go to support the construction of the medical clinic being dedicated to honor Karl Norman. Thank you.
 
 
On Wednesday, May 25, five of the eight Robert Hermans' Scholarship winners joined the members of Harbortown Rotary to receive their awards and share a little about their college aspirations. 
 
The Robert Hermans Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 in honor of Robert Hermans, President of the Harbortown Rotary Club of Duluth in 1989-90.  The established Hermans Fund supports high school students in Duluth and Silver Bay, which was Mr. Hermans' home town. This year is the 25th Anniversary of the Robert Hermans Scholarship Fund. Including the 2022 scholarships above, the fund has awarded a total of $244,000 to area students since 1995. Events such as the annual Harbortown Rotary golf outing support the continued endowment of the fund. 
 
Congratulations to our 2022 winners! Watch future issues of Scuttlebutt and our Facebook page for scholar spotlights.
 
Aliyah Bartling (Denfeld)
Gavin Bulthuis (Denfeld)
Andrew Sailstad (East)
Sophia Voller-Berdan (Marshall)
Anna Thompson (Silver Bay)
Kelly Wagner (East)
Naveah Nordlund (Silver Bay)
Wyatt Parker (Silver Bay)

 
Photo Credit: Charity Johnson

 
 
Harbortown Rotary is in need of host families for a Rotary Exchange Student next year!
Interested in hosting or want to learn more?
Contact Chloe Strand (chloe.strand@hdcmn.org) or Mary Durward (rotarymary@mdurward.com).

 
Show your Rotary pride with new official Harbortown logo wear!
 
Thank you to Heather Salfer and John Cron for creating the official Harbortown Rotary Apparel website. Click the link below, select your favorite apparel brand, use the newly branded Harbortown logo, and place your order! Prices vary depending on the brand you select.
 
NEW! Light colored embroidery options are now available for dark apparel. See below for example of thread color.
 
 

 
 
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